Coming to an out-of-court agreement on divorce-related issues such as child support, property division, parenting time, and maintenance can save divorcing parties a significant amount of time and money. Unfortunately, this is not always a viable option, especially if a couple’s relationship is acrimonious or abusive. Having the advice and guidance of an attorney in these situations can make all the difference in the outcome of the case, and in the event that a divorce goes to trial, n attorney’s help can be crucial to obtaining an appropriate settlement. If you have questions about Illinois divorce filing requirements or another dissolution-related issue, it is important to speak with an experienced Mt. Prospect divorce attorney who can assist you.
Divorces are either contested or uncontested. The former indicates that a couple does not agree on one or more divorce-related issues, such as custody or property division, while the latter refers to situations in which a couple agrees on all of these issues. Generally, uncontested divorces are resolved more quickly, with less stress, and at less cost. One type of uncontested divorce, in particular, known as a simplified dissolution of marriage, is especially effective. This streamlined procedure allows couples to obtain a divorce much more quickly. However, a couple must first be eligible, which means that:
When all of these elements are fulfilled, Illinois family courts will grant a dissolution of marriage after holding only a single hearing.
Couples who do not qualify for a simplified divorce or who are unable to come to an out-of-court agreement on divorce-related issues will need to have these issues decided by a court. This includes:
How these issues are resolved depends in large part on the financial evidence submitted by the parties, so divorcing couples should consider retaining an attorney who has the experience and resources necessary to obtain the assistance of a financial analyst.
If you have questions or concerns about filing for divorce, please do not hesitate to call Andrea Heckman Law at 847-705-8000 for a free evaluation of your case.
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